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Highs & Lows

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday night we went to visit some friends. She & I taught together, except she was rehired this year & I wasn't. It was the first time we'd been together & I felt awkward. She asked if I'd found a job & I told her that I filed for unemployment this week. Later on she said, "I'm leaving with Ray to go to San Francisco on Sunday." That bothered me because I had talked to him about going with them to a conference there before I got canned. I'm sure she didn't mean to upset me, but the whole thing makes me feel like a failure.

Forward to Saturday. We went to visit other friends & they invited us to go to Key West for Labor Day week, Saturday-Saturday. She has a time share on the beach. I'm like, "Well, I'm not working & I've never been there." So she booked our flights & we're doing it.
Doesn't everyone go on vacation when they lose their jobs?

My point is, I have a real goal in sight for losing weight. Seven weeks isn't a lot, but I'm working on a plan that will get me farther along than I've gotten so far. Maybe visualizing myself on the beach helps. It's a real goal that I can hold in my mind if I start to make bad choices.

What better place to meditate & get your head together than a beautiful beach? I can't wait!

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  • DETTE2007
    Loosing your job should not make you feel like a failure. 10% of America is unemployed right now. I'm glad you turned it around and will get a good vacation out of it! Yeah You!
    4394 days ago
  • SDOUGLAS8
    Enjoy your vacation! You deserve it. Take some time to relax and enjoy your friends and family.
    4395 days ago
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    Hang in there Jackie! Seven weeks will make a huge difference in how you feel. You will have more energy as well as be so proud of yourself at how far you have come. And I am envious of your vacation to Key West - I think it is a great idea. I will also pray for a teaching job to come you way.
    Take care and I am rooting for you!
    Marjie
    4396 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    I think more to the point was your title 'highs and lows'.
    Life is full of them emoticon
    and the sooner we accept that, the better.
    The sun always returns, no matter how many days it rains.
    Unless you live in Seattle.
    A week in Key West sounds like a good consolation prize for losing your job.
    Spark on!
    elizabeth
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    4396 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2009 11:00:05 PM
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